You may be more familiar with 110v as it is widely used in regular power outlets in an American home. But modern homes in the US are also wired for 220v use to accommodate more appliances that can run efficiently. With this in mind, you may be wondering about using a 220-watt air conditioner.
First of all, the term ‘watt’ is incorrect. What you should look for is a 220 ‘volt’ air conditioner. Many consumer goods, including most appliances and portable electronics, require 100 volts of power. But those that demand more power to run efficiently—including air conditioners—may require 220 volts (220v).
But why would you want to use a 220v air conditioner? Here are some of the benefits you must know:
220 volts of power is regarded as more efficient where the current is concerned. That’s because 220v requires less to provide the same amount of power needed by 110v appliances due to the higher voltage.
British thermal unit (BTU) is another factor to consider when determining the efficiency of a 220-watt air conditioner. One BTU is needed to reduce the temperature of a pound of water in a minute. A 120v air conditioner will typically have 5,000 to 14,000 BTU, and a 220v version has 15,000 to 23,000 BTU. Just measure the room and get the right-sized air conditioning unit for efficient cooling. Match the room size to the BTU.
Great for home use
The 220v air conditioner is typically heavy and massive and is usually a portable floor or window unit. That makes it ideal for cooling a room in your home.
Ready to use in 220v regions
If you’re moving abroad to a region that uses 220v, you won’t have to worry about updating the wiring to accommodate a 110v or 120v air conditioner. Get a 220-watt air conditioner from a trusted brand, and it will be ready to use when you arrive at your new home. Be sure to buy the air conditioner from a reputable source that carries a wide array of reasonably priced 220v appliances for use overseas. Consider shopping before you move, so you can be sure to get the brand and model that you need, in case it’s unavailable abroad.
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